Eleven-year trends in gender differences of treatments and mortality in ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction in northern Italy, 2000 to 2010

Elena Corrada, Giuseppe Ferrante, Cristina Mazzali, Pietro Barbieri, Luca Merlino, Piera Merlini, Patrizia Presbitero

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess recent trends in hospital mortality and in the treatment techniques for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction according to gender. Data on hospitalizations for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction from 2000 to 2010 were extracted from hospital discharge record databases (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification, codes) in the Lombardy Region of Italy. The impact of female gender on in-hospital mortality was assessed by multivariable regression after adjusting for invasive approach use (i.e., coronary angiography, angioplasty or coronary artery bypass graft), age, and co-morbidities. A total of 89,562 patients, men (66.5%) and women (33.5%), were enrolled. The use of an invasive approach increased over time in both sexes although it was higher in men (from 54.9% in 2000 to 91.9% in 2010 in men; from 36.8% in 2000 to 72.0% in 2010 in women). This pattern was driven by the subgroup of patients aged ≥75 years, whereas differences between sexes were not observed in patients

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336-341
Number of pages6
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume114
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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